PiKVM v3 HAT for Raspberry Pi 4

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SKU: CE08330 Brand: HiPi.io
A hardware-based approach to remoting into a machine via a Raspberry Pi, it allows for remote power cycling, keyboard, video and mouse interactions directly via the Pi!
$239.95 AUD, inc GST
$218.14 AUD, exc GST

In stock, ships same business day if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Wed, 24th of Apr

Quantity Discounts:

  • 5-10 $211.59 (exc GST)
  • 10+ $207.23 (exc GST)

Restrictions apply to this equipment as it uses button/coin cell batteries:

  • The equipment is intended to be used in trades, professions or industries
  • The equipment is not intended for sale to the general public
  • The equipment is not intended to be used where children are present
  • You are aware that this equipment may not meet child safety testing requirements as it is not intended to be used by consumers or general public, but rather, is intended to be used in trades, professions or industries in conjunction with the limitations and restrictions listed above
  • You are aware that these restrictions are due to a change in Australian legislation in 2022 for button/coin cell batteries

Button Battery Warning

A declaration of use will need to be submitted during checkout.

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31 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

Shipping:

  • $6+ Standard (5+ days*, tracked)
  • $10+ Express (2+ days*, tracked)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only - must order online*)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page.

*Conditions apply, see shipping tab below.

The PiKVM v3 allows for a remote connection via your Raspberry Pi even if the target machine isn't booted! This feature-rich HAT brings powerful tools to your fingertips.

Also available assembled with a 2GB Raspberry Pi.

PiKVM allows you to turn on/off or restart your computer, configure the UEFI/BIOS, and even reinstall the OS using the Virtual CD-ROM or Flash Drive. You can use your remote keyboard and mouse or PiKVM can simulate a keyboard, mouse, and a monitor, which are then presented in a web browser as if you were working on a remote system directly. It’s true hardware-level access with no dependency on any remote ports, protocols or services!

The PiKVM v3 HAT Board is designed to work with the Raspberry Pi 4 and provides the following features:

  • Fully open-source software and fine-tuned and pre-configured Linux based OS.
  • Access to the server via Web UI or VNC.
  • HDMI video capture with extra-low latency using MJPEG or H.264/WebRTC (1080p 50Hz max).
  • Keyboard & mouse emulation
  • Bootable Virtual CD-ROM & Flash Drive
  • Mass storage emulation (i.e., virtual flash drive or CD drive provided by image file saved on PiKVM)
  • Ability to simulate “removal and insertion” for USB for above-mentioned devices
  • ATX controller via one of the RJ45 ports (allowing to switch power even if the target device is off or operating system hangs)
  • An onboard real-time clock for accurate logging.
  • HDMI audio capture (hardware-based; software work in progress).
  • 5v PWM fan controller
  • Health monitoring of the Raspberry Pi.
  • USB & RJ-45 serial console
  • Control GPIO ports and USB relays from the Web UI.
  • And one more thing: It's compatible with Apple computers!

In the box:

  • The PiKVM v3 HAT for Raspberry Pi 4
  • USB-C bridge board - When unboxing this is between the ATX boards pins and RJ45 connector
  • ATX adapter board
  • 2x Flat CSI-2 cable
  • 7x colourful jumpers
  • 4x brass standoffs
  • 8x screws
  • Wires for connecting the ATX interface to the motherboard

Requirements

To use PiKVM v3, you will need the following things, which are NOT included in the kit:

Known issues & limitations

  • The actual frame rate of the image received via HDMI will depend on the network bandwidth, resolution and the load on the Raspberry Pi. This is usually ~20-24 FPS for 1080p over LAN.
  • AIMOS switches are not fully compatible with the video capture device (as with a regular HDMI CSI bridge).
  • There may be compatibility issues with some motherboards (such as HP or DELL) which are the same as those that exist with PiKVM v2. Not everything is perfect, but if you have already used PiKVM v2 – our new v3 will work perfectly and please you. If there is no image from the BIOS, you can fine-tune the HDMI settings, but it is possible that the USB keyboard or Mass Storage devices will not be available in the BIOS.
  • The most recent stock we received is the PiKVM v3.3 revision.

Upcoming software featuresPiKVMv3 Power management

  • The audio capture device via HDMI works, but is not currently supported by PiKVM software.
  • The fan controller operates at a constant speed but will learn to adjust the speed smoothly in the future.
  • Currently, MJPEG is used for video transmission, but you will soon get H.264 support.
  • All of these features will be available in one of the future free updates of the operating system.

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Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page (no login required).

Products that weigh more than 0.5 KG may cost more than what's shown (for example, test equipment, machines, >500mL liquids, etc).

We deliver Australia-wide with these options (depends on the final destination - you can get a quote on the view cart page):

  • $3+ for Stamped Mail (typically 10+ business days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6+ for Standard Post (typically 6+ business days, tracked)
  • $10+ for Express Post (typically 2+ business days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (must order online and only pickup after we email to notify you the order is ready). Orders placed after 2PM may not be ready until the following business day.

Non-metro addresses in WA, NT, SA & TAS can take 2+ days in addition to the above information.

Some batteries (such as LiPo) can't be shipped by Air. During checkout, Express Post and International Methods will not be an option if you have that type of battery in your shopping cart.

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11+ for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16+ for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount will increase based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

Take a look at our customer service page if you have other questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.

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